On October 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint for civil penalties against investor Len Blavatnik for his failure to report voting shares that he acquired when he, via his company Access Industries, purchased shares of a technology startup called TangoMe in August 2014. The complaint follows a similar one filed by the FTC on September 22 against Leucadia National Corporation alleging that it failed to report a conversion of its ownership interest in the financial services company Knight Capital Group, Inc. The FTC charged that both parties were required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act to notify the FTC and Department of Justice (DOJ) of transactions exceeding certain dollar thresholds that affect commerce in the United States and otherwise meet the statutory filing requirements. Both parties had previously committed the same violation but, in those instances, the FTC decided against recommending civil penalty actions. Due to these subsequent violations of the law, however, Blavatnik agreed to pay $656,000 in civil penalties and Leucadia agreed to pay $240,000.